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Coronavirus Policy (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Policy (COVID-19)

Coronavirus are a family of viruses that cause respiratory illness including the common cold, seasonal flu, SARS and MERS. COVID-19 is a new strain. The coronavirus is spread in sneeze or cough droplets; 1. Directly, for example coughing & sneezing directly on foods. 2. Indirectly, for example contact with an infected surface. The symptoms The […]

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Food Safety in Bakeries

Food Safety in Bakeries

In the following post I will outline and explain the main dangers to food safety within a Bakery setting. Bakeries tend to be low risk in terms of food safety as most ingredients used do not support the growth of food poisoning bacteria. However, where eggs, butter and milk are involved there is potential for […]

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The Enforcement of Tobacco Regulations

The Enforcement of Tobacco Regulations

The Food Safety Company is aware of the increasing number of inspections of Smoking Areas. We have been advising our clients on acceptable perimeter walls and roofs for many years. Lately, we see an increased vigilance on behalf of the Environmental Health Officers in this area of Tobacco Control. These outdoor spaces are very valuable […]

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Food Fraud – a challenge for the the food and drinks industry

Food Fraud – a challenge for the the food and drinks industry

In recent years food fraud has become much more of an issue for consumers as global food supply has become so complex that it is almost impossible for food producers and retailers to guarantee the provenance of their products. This has spurred initiatives to address these growing concerns. The effects of a food fraud can […]

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Is your food business compliant with food safety regulations?   In November, The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) served 13 Closure Orders and 1 Prohibition Order on food businesses for breaches of food safety legislation.  Some of the reasons for the Enforcement Orders last month include: pest infestations; incorrect labelling; no food safety management […]

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